Elite Youth and Junior Standards

The following performance times are used to classify sprinters and hurdlers as elite youth and junior performers. The performance times listed below are not necessarily the fastest times run for the respective age groups, but merely indicated the performance level necessary to be classified as an elite performer in the sprint and hurdle events in a particular age group. These performance times are categorized by gender in two-year age groups from ages 11 to 18 years of age based on recent United States National Youth Outdoor Championships, United States Junior Outdoor Championships, and USATF and AAU Junior Olympics performances.

100m                                                                                                                                                                       80m Hurdles

Boys 11-12, 11.6 – 11.9; Girls 11-12, 12.2 – 12.6                                                                        Boys 11-12, 12.0 – 12.4; Girls 11-12, 12.3 – 12.7

Boys 13-14, 11.1 – 11.4; Girls 13-14, 11.9 – 12.3                                                                       
100m Hurdles

Boys 15-16, 10.6 – 10.9; Girls 15-16, 11.6 – 11.9                                                                        Boys 13-14, 13.5 – 13.9; Girls 13-14, 14.4 – 14.8


Boys 17-18, 10.4 – 10.7; Girls 17-18, 11.4 – 11.7                                                                        --------------------------------; Girls 15-16, 13.7 – 14.1

200m                                                                                                                             --------------------------------; Girls 17-18, 13.5 – 13.9

Boys 11-12, 24.1 – 24.8; Girls 11-12, 25.1 – 25.9                                                                      
110m Hurdles

Boys 13-14, 21.9 – 22.6; Girls 13-14, 24.0 – 24.7                                                                       Boys 15-16, 14.2 – 14.6; -------------------------------

Boys 15-16, 21.0 – 21.6; Girls 15-16, 23.5 – 24.2                                                                       Boys 17-18, 13.5 – 13.9; -------------------------------

Boys 17-18, 20.9 – 21.5; Girls 17-18, 23.1 – 23.8                                                                      
200m Hurdles

400m                                                                                                                             Boys 13-14, 25.4 – 26.2; Girls 13-14, 27.3 -  28.1

Boys 11-12, 54.4 – 56.0; Girls 11-12, 56.5 – 58.2                                                                      
400m Hurdles

Boys 13-14, 49.7 – 51.2; Girls 13-14, 54.7 – 56.3                                                                       Boys 15-16, 52.7 – 54.3; Girls 15-16, 59.7 – 61.5

Boys 15-16, 47.2 – 48.6; Girls 15-16, 53.7 – 55.3                                                                       Boys 17-18, 51.5 – 53.0; Girls 17-18, 58.8 – 60.6

Boys
17-18, 46.8 – 48.2; Girls 17-18, 53.5 – 55.1